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West Branch Golden - The Shed Restaurant & Brewery

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West Branch Golden
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: far333 on 10-22-2003)
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New York

3.35/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this beer was poured a slightly hazy golden color with a thin white head that fades to nothing very quickly. the aroma comes through fairly decently with a bit of malt and some sort of fruity esters. the taste follows suite with with the sweet malt and some citrus hops at the finish. it has a light body and goes down easily.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2008 06:28:06 | More by almychristopher
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -6.3%

11-25-2011 03:36:43 | More by nmann08
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New York

3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 08/27/10 notes. Had on tap at the Shed in VT.

a - Pours a clear golden color with a hint of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of wheat, bready malts, light fruit.

t - Tastes of bready malts and citrus, fruity malts.

m - Light body and low carbonation.

d - An ok beer but kind of faint in both the smell and taste. Probably wouldn't seek out again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2010 00:56:57 | More by mdfb79
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3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden color with a light off white head.

Smell is very light with slight hints of grains and a touch of grass herb.

Light grain flavors backed with nearly tart hop and herb flavors.

Light bodied with medium carb

Overall a tasty easy drinking pale with solid character.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2010 20:16:41 | More by UA8
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3.58/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Off the tap in Stowe this 3.9% beer was a gold color (duh) and the two-finger head was cream-colored. The clarity was good, the retention good and the lacing in thin bands. The aroma was soft, dry and highly floral with some pale malt behind that. The flavors were very refreshing, summery pale malt, light floral notes and a crisp finish. Simple and slightly 'green.' The body was light, the mouthfeel watery and the carbonation low. Quaffable and sessionable even if not much more.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2009 02:02:58 | More by thekevlarkid
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New York

3.65/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a grainy malt and a good flowery hop.

The taste consisted of a light doughy malt that was balanced well by a subtle hop.

The mouthfeel was clean and of average fullness for the style.

Overall an easy drinking light ale.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2008 14:18:31 | More by plaid75
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3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was my least favorite offering by Shed. I had it as part of their sampler. I likened this one to the beer that is designed for people who come to the Shed looking for some crappy macro, but realize they only sell their own at the establishment. The beer's aroma is pretty faint but the beer does have some consistency and does lace. It is a crispier beer, with a bit of corn husk to the flavor. It is surprisingly dry in the finish. This one is very mediocre. Drink it quickly and get to the Mountain ale or the IPA, both of which are in a different league than this one.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2008 09:35:28 | More by albern
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Ontario (Canada)

2.42/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at the brewpub. Golden yellow colour. Bubbles, hard carbonation, a little lace. Neutral aroma, medium mouthfeel, 3.9% A.b.v. Odd bitterness. Merely passable beer, with little in the taste department offset but nothing offensive. Not the highlight.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2008 04:10:54 | More by Sammy
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3.23/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Named for the cold and fast-flowing river that runs off Mount Mansfield and winds its way through the town of Stowe, passing quickly behind the Shed. This beer is a light straw yellow color with a low white head. Very bubbly. Light aroma of corn and biscuits. Tingly mouthfeel leads to a sweet corn flavor with a slight butterscotch and cinnamon finish. Flavor is very understated. Too understated. This one lacks in character overall.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2003 01:39:29 | More by far333
West Branch Golden from The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
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